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Endocrine modulating effects of sewage treatment works effluents - analytical support - CB01006

Description
Research has shown that male fish exposed to sewage effluent from 50 days post hatch develop feminised sperm ducts though they do not demonstrate any intersex. This contract is part of a larger effort to investigate the inmpacts of 2 sewage effluents, receiving different degrees of treatment, on fish exposed from hatching to 50 days post hatch to determine whether or not it is exposure during this period which induces the intersex condition. The contract also covers the possibility of using molluscs as sentinenls for oestrogenic impacts in fish.

Objective - to provide analytical chemistry on the test effluents for the early life stage and adult spawning fish exposures in the Environment Agency/water industry funded study of endocrine modulating effects of sewage treatment works effluents at Great Billing and Chelmsford.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Endocrine modulating effects of sewage treatment works effluents   (62k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2003

Cost: £33,291
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
Keywords
Chemicals              
Endocrine Disruptors              
Environmental Protection              
Fish              
Hazardous substances              
Pollution              
Fields of Study
Chemicals and Nanotechnology